Alnwick, Camera Club

A Christmas Tale at the Alnwick Garden. Picture by Jane Coltman.
A Christmas Tale at the Alnwick Garden. Picture by Jane Coltman.

Jim Welsh, from Blyth Photographic Society, was the judge for Alnwick and District Camera Club’s projected digital image competition for a set of three.

Jim is a regular visitor. His jovial nature and love of photography was in evidence as he judged the entries, which covered a wide range of subjects, both in colour and monochrome.

A Christmas Tale at the Alnwick Garden. Picture by Jane Coltman.

A Christmas Tale at the Alnwick Garden. Picture by Jane Coltman.

He spoke about every picture in detail and offered plenty of encouraging comment, with particular attention to composition and use of light. Jim likes to look for a story behind each picture and offered several humorous anecdotes.

Sets of three offers a challenge to photographers and they respond in different ways. Some choose pictures displaying different aspects of the same subject, while others illustrate a sequence of events.

Those who were commended were Richard Stent with Misty Morning, Peter Downs with Fingers No Fork, and Judith Snaith with Three Wrens. Highly commended were Brinkburn Doorways by Carol McKay, The Rice Fields of North Vietnam by Ian Atkinson, and Six Minutes at Bamburgh by Peter Sutcliffe.

In fourth place was Margaret Whittaker with Flowers in the Garden, while third went to Laine Baker for In Montparnasse Cemetery.

What a Kingfisher Does Best. Picture by Kevin Murray.

What a Kingfisher Does Best. Picture by Kevin Murray.

Jane Coltman took second with A Christmas Tale at the Alnwick Garden, but first place went to Kevin Murray for What a Kingfisher Does Best.

Flowers in the Garden by Margaret Whittaker.

Flowers in the Garden by Margaret Whittaker.